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Budenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One year ago we visited Crater Bay Cottages as a travelling couple and loved it very much, so we extended our time there. This year we came back with some family members and had two cottages - we spend 3 wonderful days at this lovely place, even though the crowds in the Overlander were noisy day and night. The food... More 

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Hornsby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Our family stayed there for 1 night and the owner put us kindly in the family cottage for the same price as for what we booked ( triple room) to have a spacious double bed. The cottage was really nice with comfortable beds, mosquito nets, bathroom, veranda with views, wifi at the restaurant. Breakfast was included and very good, dinner... More 

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

To keep up with the other accomodations it is needed for crater bay to do some serious maintenance. We got an upgrade to the cottages since we booked the tents. The rooms are very basic...the matress had a large pit in the middle so we think it was very old. The pillows are very thick and not very nice to... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Ariving at Crater Bay we were a bit disapointed with the 'hut'. Not sure why whole place looks cute, but the room was dull. Very dull. The staff was friendly but very shy. I've been to many places in Uganda, but somehow I felt this staff was not as welcoming.

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Kabale, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at Craterbay cottages. Their food was delicious and l had great care from the staff.l enjoyed my rest and their beds are so comfortable. The place is calm and everyone there is friendly.l also enjoyed the trip around the islands.Their guide was good as well.Friends come and stay at Craterbay, lt is indeed the best place... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Crater Bay Cottages are an excellent option at Lake Bunyonyi! I stayed for two nights as a solo traveler in January 2016 and had a great time. I stayed in a small cottage right on the lake. The bed was very comfortable and featured a large mosquito net. The blankets were a little shabby, but good enough. And there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We have just stayed at Crater Bay Cottages for four nights - would have loved to stay for longer. Beautiful setting and location. Rooms are simple, clean and good value. The staff are all really friendly and helpful, they are always on hand to provide information and help organise transport around the area. Thank you, Claire, it was a wonderful... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had stayed at Crater Bay a year earlier and just knew we had to come back. This time was even better than last time. We had become friends with the manager Claire and this time discovered so much more about this wonderful place. We were looking for a real Africa experience - not the safari wild animals, but an... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Crater Bay is a wonderful place to spend holidays. first time i came, i had planned for 1 night and finally stayed a whole week...second time i directly planned for a week....the lake view is amazing....nature beautiful....terraces very welcoming to sit, talk, take some drink or delicious food, read or just enjoy the lake view. The cottages are very nice,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I wanted to like this place. It has wonderful lake views, and is right on the shore. It has standalone cottages with their own private roofed deck, great for reading. It is a pretty, quiet spot. The rooms themselves are pretty run down and grungy for the cost ($60). The power to the whole lake went out for two days.... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Crater Bay Cottages

Address: Lake Bunyonyi | P.O Box 242, Kabale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Price Range: $28 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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